Apple's plan to keep malware off the Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gman27, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. gman27 macrumors member

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    This is a great article that covers how Apple plans to keep malware off Mac's.

    Do you think more app developers will move away from the App store or will they really have no choice if they really want to sell their product?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can still install apps that don't come from the App Store, so developers aren't forced to use the App Store. Ultimately, the responsibility to keep a Mac malware-free rests with the user, who can avoid all Mac OS X malware that exists in the wild by practicing safe computing.

    Mac Virus/Malware FAQ
     
  3. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't look as though sandboxing and Gatekeeper will prevent a determined attacker nor an uninformed user.
     
  4. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    No but both can mitigate the damage caused by a breach.
     
  5. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you're right that sand boxing will prevent some attacks or make them more difficult.
     

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